Communities within the Fraser Valley – including Langley – are coming together to support the displaced residents of Lytton after a wildfire ripped through the village, destroying 90 per cent of the town, including a majority of the homes.
The Fraser Valley, a collaboration of Tourism Langley, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack have shared what locals can to to help locally.
Tourism Langley is accepted cash donations at their office – 220-5385 216 Street on July 2 and 5 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
They have coordinated with Boston Bar First Nation/Tuckkwiowhum Village to gather what’s needed and deliver to them to distribute.
More ways and locations to donate can be found at www.thefraservalley.ca
Lytton went from Canada’s hottest locale to its most dangerous Wednesday evening when wildfire ripped through the village, forcing roughly 1,000 locals to flee their homes.
Businesses, vehicles and an ambulance station were also decimated by the 8,000-hectare blaze.
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says several people remain missing due to the growing Lytton wildfire, and is urging all evacuees to register with Emergency Services so officials know they are safe.
RCMP are actively looking for those who have not yet registered, Farnworth said during a joint news conference Thursday.
In Lytton, the cause of the fire remains unknown and an investigation is underway.
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